The impact of americium on transients in the European Lead-cooled SYstem ELSY loaded with nitride fuel
2012 (English)In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, ISSN 0306-4549, E-ISSN 1873-2100, Vol. 50, 56-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Unprotected Loss-of-Flow transient (ULOF) and the Unprotected Transient-Over-Power (UTOP) have been evaluated for a modified design of the European Lead-cooled SYstem (ELSY) using nitride fuel. Additional americium has been added to the core in concentrations of 0%, 4% and 8%. During ULOF, fuel and clad asymptotic temperatures stabilize below limits. For UTOP, however, the maximum allowed cladding temperature limit is exceeded at EOC and introduction of a power penalty is necessary for Am transmutation. The power penalty is higher than that reported for SFR.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 50, 56-62 p.
ELSY; UTOP; ULOF; Nitride
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-100196DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2012.07.007ISI: 000312120600008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84866522334OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-100196DiVA: diva2:542974
QC 20130118. Updated from submitted to published.2012-08-062012-08-062013-01-18Bibliographically approved